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Two-thirds of wildlife may be gone by 2020: WWF

Two-thirds of wildlife may be gone by 2020: WWF

Wildlife populations have dropped by almost 60% in 40 years, WWF warns The latest report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Zoological Society of London said that the global wildlife population declined by nearly 60 percent over the past four decades, largely because of human activity. The five main drivers of wildlife decline are habitat loss, overconsumption, pollution, invasive ... Read More »

Environment Day 2016 puts spotlight on illegal trade in wildlife

World Environment Day 2016 - Go wild for life

Wildlife trafficking needs to be a policy priority in Asia This year’s World Environment Day on June 5 puts the spotlight on the illegal trade in wildlife, calling for greater public awareness, public engagement, and public mobilization will be required, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) “in the efforts to put an end to this very damaging trade.” To ... Read More »

Number of wild tigers rises for first time in 100 years

Number of wild tigers rises for first time in 100 years

There are now 3,890 animals roaming the forests of Asia but the increase may be down to improved survey methods NEW DEHLI (India) – The number of tigers in the wild has risen from an estimated 3,200 in 2010 to about 3,890 in 2016 — a gain of more than 20 percent after a century of decline, according to the ... Read More »

WWF urge Pakistan to combat illegal wildlife trade

Illegal wildlife trade in Pakistan

WWF-Pakistan concludes consultative workshop to combat illegal wildlife trafficking and curb wildlife crimes ISLAMABAD – WWF-Pakistan concluded the second consultative workshop in Islamabad to develop a strategy to combat illegal wildlife trade in Pakistan. The two-day workshop included a consultation, focusing on developing an action plan to combat illegal wildlife trade in Pakistan. Experts from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Azad ... Read More »

Emirates Airliner joins fight to save wildlife

Emirates

ABU DHABI — Emirates Airlines took the fight against illegal wildlife trade to the skies this week, unveiling two of its A380 jets dressed in livery depicting threatened animals. Giant tigers, lions, gorillas, rhinos, bears and elephants covered both sides of the planes’ fuselages. The livery is part of the airline’s support for a global transport industry awareness campaign on ... Read More »

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